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Chain of Iron

(The Last Hours #2)

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The Shadowhunters must catch a killer in Edwardian London in this dangerous and romantic sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling novel Chain of Gold, from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Cassandra Clare. Chain of Iron is a Shadowhunters novel.

Cordelia Carstairs seems to have everything she ever wanted. She’s engaged to marry James Herondale, the boy she
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Hardcover, 688 pages
Expected publication: March 2nd 2021 by Walker Books
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NReads
Mar 05, 2020 marked it as to-read
Just when you think that you are out of trilogies, don't worry Cass Clare will come up with one every year. ...more
Melanie
[January 6th, 2021] ✨ I just purchased my signed copy at Good Choice Reading

[July 1st, 2020] this cover has k-worded me and my expectations.

[February 3rd, 2020] brb, crying until march 2021

1.) City of Bones ★★★
2.) City of Ashes ★★
3.) City of Glass ★★★
1.) Clockwork Angel ★★★
4.) City of Fallen Angels
2.) Clockwork Prince ★★★★
5.) City of Lost Souls ★★★★
3.) Clockwork Princess ★★★★★
6.) City of Heavenly Fire ★★★★★
*.) The Bane Chronicles ★★★
*.) Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy ★★★
1.) Lady Midnigh
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nadia
Tbh I'm only reading this to see Will and Tessa as a married couple.

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✨ A ✨
What I think needs to happen in Chain of Iron:

More Magnus Bane!! There's no such thing as too much Magnus Bane
• more cutesy domestic Will&Tessa moments
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Lia Carstairs
OHMYGOD LOOK. AT. THE. COVER.
LUCIE HERONDALE IS ON THE COVER OMG YASSSSSSSSSS😍😍😍

AND THE SYNOPSIS??!!!

Lucie, that she plans to raise Jesse from the dead;
Cordelia, that she has sworn a dangerous oath of loyalty to a mysterious power;
and James, that he is being drawn further each night into the dark web of his grandfather, the arch-demon Belial. And that he himself may be the killer they seek.

HOW AM I TO BE EXPECTED TO WAIT UNTIL MARCH 2, 2021??!!
The world is such a cruel place......😭😓

Cha
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Maria ☾ ⋆
Jun 30, 2020 marked it as to-read
I CAN GIVE MY SOUL FOR THIS COVER!
THE COVER IS SO BEAUTIFUL AND DREAMY!!
Beth
Mar 10, 2020 marked it as to-read
02.07.2020

My girl Lucie made it to the cover, get it girl 🙌🏻

But seriously, it’s BEAUTIFUL!

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01.07.20

Look at that Synopsis... OOOOOOOFT

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10.03.2020

After finishing Chain of Gold yesterday, I don't think I've been so eager to get my hands on the next book in such a long time.

Look right, I'll be honest, I see Cassandra Clare, I see Shadowhunters... I buy it.

HOWEVER with the knowledge that I'm getting more Will (even in snippets), Cordelia and Matthew I am sold.
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sam
Jun 11, 2020 marked it as to-be-released
ITS HERE THE COVER IS HERE AND ITS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING
lucie looks gorgeous with the killer bees ahh and we’re getting a magnus and jem short story in the collectors edition too i can’t wait
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UPDATE: we just got the official summary for this book and wow this series just became wayyyy darker than I thought it would. I mean James, a serial killer? I’m actually both terrified and excited for this.
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MARCH 2nd 2021?

I DONT THINK I CAN WAIT THAT LONG
Sylvie
ADSVDHVDJINJFDW I JUST SAW THE COVER AND i'M FREAKING OUT!!!!!

My favorite Herondale is on the cover and Lucie is finally getting the appreciation that she deserves. 🙌🏻🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻

I though the Dark Artifices has the best book covers among the shadowhunters series, but the Last Hours is breaking that record.

Also, can we talk about the cover. I mean there are so many details to observe. (But I’m tagging them as spoilers)

Alright, here are my theories regarding the cover:

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Lucy Tonks
Jul 01, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: cassandra-clare
WE HAVE A COVER!! And it is beautiful!! Lucie is on the cover and she looks amazing! And it's blue! I love it so much!!

God, how will I be able to be a functional human being until this book is released? Plz wake me up in march when this book is released

Also the synopsis, I'm already in pain

"a serial murderer is targeting the Shadowhunters of London"
WE HAVE A MYSTERY

"Cortana burns Cordelia’s hand when she touches it"
WAIT, WHAT?? I'm really concerned, what's that supposed to mean? How is Cortana
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☀︎El In Oz☀︎
Edit December 1: WE GOT THE FIRST TWO CHAPTERS AND THEY WERE PERFECT. I swear the amount of times i had to physically stop reading to process the new info, the angst, the relationships.. and I say this in the best way. The little information we got that I know is foreshadowing, the little things, and I can't wait to get my hands on the rest of this book:) I was bursting with emotion (in the first two chapters only. FIRST TWO), and simply 5/5 based on those. the wait is killing me<3
Edit August 28
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❀ Alex ❀ (The Scribe Owl)
Jul 01, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: to-buy
WE HAVE A COVER AND IT’S BEAUTIFUL

I’ve heard that it’s supposed to be Lucie on the cover and that this is Lucie’s book! I’m so excited, I really like Lucie. I also hope this means we get some Jesse action!

Personally I don’t think it’s as good as the cover for Chain of Gold, but it’s STILL BEAUTIFUL and I’m so so excited. Do I have this preordered yet?
Meli
Jul 03, 2020 marked it as wishlist
I LOVE THESE COVERS 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Azure✧
July Update: Aaaand we have the cover! It's the same format with a girl with long hair with her back to us with fancy dress.......I honestly wasn't expecting Lucie; I thought it would be James. 😁 What are those moths for.... And the necklace thing? This is Lucie's book I suppose, so is she going to succeed in getting Jesse back? I hope so.... that seems like the main focus, so far.

Personally not as good as the Chain of Gold cover, but then that was exemplary. I could. Not. Stop. Staring at t
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Nila
May 12, 2013 marked it as to-read
Your really trying to kill us, aren't you, Cassie? HOW COULD YOU SAY THAT AND MAKE US WAIT THIS LONG AND GIVE US ALL THIS HOPE AND ASDHASFN AIASDNAISDJASK!!!!MASKD!!!
I can't. I can't.
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Tessa  Herondale~Carstairs
I. Can. Not. Wait. Have you read the summary??? You have to. I want the book nowwwww!!!!!!! I honestly can’t wait until March next year. I really can’t.

Her hair is JUST like Tessa's. And mine *wink wink*


AHHH there is a cover!!!!! It’s beautiful!! The yellow I’m not a fan of, but hey, we’ll make it work.
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Eliza ☽
Apr 07, 2020 marked it as to-read
Matthew Fairchild and Anna Lightwood should be the real main protagonists.

U can't change my mind.
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biconique
Mar 05, 2020 marked it as 2021-tbr
[October 15th, 2020]: omg so the magnus and brother zachariah short story is called "One Must Always Be Careful of Books" and we'll see the Spiral Labyrinth!! and there's also a TLH 2021 calendar up for preoder now!! i really hope the last art is of belial <33

anyway its just 138 days left until the book's release!!!!!

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07/01/2020: we now have a cover and it's lucie in all her beauty and glory!!!

also the first edition of the book will have a short story about magnus & jem AND 10 illustrations of
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Beenish
Nov 22, 2020 marked it as to-read
The first two chapters are out and I can't wait to read. Have you read it?

And I also can't read those first two coz then waiting for the rest of the book for months would be too much!!
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Emily
Mar 03, 2020 marked it as to-read
I finished Chain of Gold yesterday, and this book doesn't come out until next year... WHY DO I KEEP DOING THIS TO MYSELF? ...more
Megan
Mar 09, 2020 marked it as not-yet-released
I just need to see Matthew get his life together and then I will be forever happy
Anna Luce
Mar 18, 2020 marked it as wishlist

Look, I just want the Carstairs siblings to be happy...is that too much to ask?
Camila Roy ••RoyIsReading••
OMG THIS COVER IS STUNNING. Can’t believe I have to wait 8 months for this.
yanitta☏
OH MY GOD I WILL GET TO STROKE LUCIE HERONDALE'S HAIR ONCE I GET THIS BOOK.
I'm preordering it now. 242 days to go. I wish I had a time machine. Can Christopher build me one?
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Gretal
Jan 05, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: yarc
I don't really want to get into it because I'd hate to spoil such a highly anticipated book for people, but I will say this:
1. I loved everything we got from Ariadne, Anna, Alastair, and Thomas.
2. They were not in this book nearly enough.
3. I hate the James/Cordelia/Matthew love triangle so much. It has very little founding and I just don't see it at all. It's incredibly weak. The more I think about it, the more I just hate it. And if you know me you know I hate best friends to lovers but textua
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clara ☾
Jun 30, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021-release
update: 01/07/20
the cover is absolutely stunning. i love my girl lucie herondale so much!

update: 30/06/20
this synopsis is killing me. james herondale a serial killer? cortana burning cordelia? cordelia carstairs swearing oaths? since when did this series become so...dark?
i'm actually terrified for what is to come. terrified. i love these characters so much, and cassie seems determined to make them suffer as much as she can.
the only one whose storyline i'm excited for is lucie. though i'm sure so
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Camille
Mar 14, 2020 marked it as to-read
I've finished Chain of Gold today and I don't know what to do until Chain of Iron is out.



Welp.
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beverley ✨
Jul 01, 2020 marked it as to-read
the cover .... is absolutely..... STUNNING
Lindsay (pawsomereads)
Jul 01, 2020 marked it as to-read
THIS COVER!!! *chefs kiss* I need this on my shelves immediately
♦♣ Queen of Faerie ♠♥
CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN WHY THIS SERIES IS CALLED THE LAST HOURS.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN 'LAST' HOURS.

WHY IS EACH SYNOPSIS DARKER THAN THE OTHER.

In this book: I need to see a roast battle between Cordelia and Grace. Then Grace can get her ass kicked by Cordelia. (Grace gets married to Christopher Lighwood. Wonder how that happened).

Also that bracelet...

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someone better rip that bracelet off James or I swear to god I will consult higher powers and travel to the world of the Shadowhunters and do it myself. AHH
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"Cassandra Clare was born overseas and spent her early years traveling around the world with her family and several trunks of fantasy books. Cassandra worked for several years as an entertainment journalist for the Hollywood Reporter before turning her attention to fiction. She is the author of City of Bones, the first book in the Mortal Instruments trilo
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